TideSports.com has stories on each UA draftee as they are selected. Here is the story on Tua Tagovailoa going No. 5 overall, Jedrick Wills Jr. going No. 10 overall and Henry Ruggs III going No. 12 overall.
For the first time since 2007, the first round of a NFL Draft has featured two wide receivers from the same school.
The Denver Broncos selecting Jerry Jeudy with the 15th overall selection, after the Las Vegas Raiders took Henry Ruggs III at No. 12, is the second former University of Alabama wideout taken in the 2020 NFL Draft. They are the first duo to do this since LSU’s Dwayne Bowe and Craig Davis 13 years ago.
Broncos general manager John Elway tweeted that Jeudy was the top wide receiver on the team’s draft board.
Thrilled to be able to select Jerry Jeudy with the 15th overall pick.
He’s an explosive player who was the top WR on our board. Jerry’s an excellent route runner who knows how to get open, and he’s from a winning program at Alabama.
Excited to add Jerry to the Broncos! pic.twitter.com/hMGlVyCs2A
— John Elway (@johnelway) April 24, 2020
Last year’s No. 15 overall pick, Dwayne Haskins, signed a contract worth $14.4 million.